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Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Fees and funding

Students can apply for bursaries, loans, awards, scholarships and funding to support their studies.

Undergraduate funding

As well as student loans to cover fees and maintenance, UK/EU students may also be entitled to a University bursary or scholarship.

International Excellence Scholarships

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute is offering five scholarships of £2,000 per annum for well qualified international undergraduate students. The awards will take the form of a scholarship against the tuition fees, which for September 2017 entry are £17,000 per annum. These scholarships will be renewed for each year of full-time study at the University, up to a maximum of three years, and will be subject to students' sustained academic performance.

International Excellence Scholarships eligibility and selection

  • This scheme applies to the BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response at The University of Manchester.
  • Each scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a student demonstrating high performance in their final year school examinations (or equivalent), the academic reference on their UCAS form and the statement on their application form – see below.
  • To apply for the scholarship students must complete the online application form by 30th June 2017, including a statement of up to 250 words stating what benefit they feel they will bring to the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.
  • Applicants must have accepted an offer of a place on the BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response as their firm choice by 30th June 2017, for entry in September 2017.
  • Applicants must have submitted their examination results to the Faculty by Friday 4th August 2017.
  • The scheme is not available for students deferring their place to 2018, deferring students will need to apply for a 2018/19 bursary.
  • Applicants will be contacted by 14th July 2017 to let them know if they have been successful in their application for the scholarship. Scholarships are conditional on applicants achieving the grades specified in their offer.

Eligibility: This Scholarship is open to International Students only.

For further advice and information email:

Taught master's funding

As well as the Postgraduate Loan Scheme offered by the UK government to eligible UK/EU students, we offer a range of awards for both Home/EU and International students at master's level.

If you are starting a postgraduate course in the academic year 2017-18 you are eligible to apply for a Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary. Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world.

We also have bursaries available to cover some of the costs of our research field trips.

Postgraduate research funding

We offer a range of awards for both Home/EU and International students at PhD level. It is important to apply for funding for your PhD as early as possible as most deadlines for a September start close early February.

Research proposal

Before applying, you need to develop a proposal which has received feedback from a proposed supervisor who is willing to supervise your project. All applications for funding will be judged on the feasibility of the study, the extent to which it addresses a gap in the field and the quality of the proposal. We would advise you to apply for as many competitions as possible, but also highlight the importance of developing a strong proposal with a potential supervisor before any application. For details on how to write a proposal, please see:

Funding for UK/EU applicants only

The best source of funding comes from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this requires you to complete a separate application to your main University application and is usually the earliest deadline. Ideally, you should be in possession of or expecting a Distinction at Masters level.

Funding for applicants of any nationality

The School of Arts Languages and Culture Studentships, Presidential Doctoral Competition and HCRI funding awards are available, with slightly different levels of remuneration. If you are an international applicant, it is worth seeing what your own home country research councils offer or investigate Commonwealth Scholarship awards. If you are an alumnus of the University of Manchester, the Research Impact Scholarships are also open to you as an additional option.

Further details of all the funding including how to apply, eligibility criteria and application deadlines can be found at: